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day phillip. > > thank you. president obama has set the pace for tomorrow's meeting with congressional leaders. in a news conference yesterday the president reiterated the need to raise taxes on the wealthy while continuing tax breaks for the middle class. the president wants to bring in $1.6 trillion in new revenue. the president made the comments yesterday, at his first news conference since his re-election. "as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. and i've been encouraged over the past week to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our arithmatic if we're going to be serious about reducing the deficit." last week, house speaker john boehner said that congress has ways to avert the fiscal crisis, but rewriting the tax code in two or three weeks is not one of them. lawmakers have until midnight on new year's eve to reach an agreement. the first round of meetings begins today. hurricane sandy's power-packed winds swept away sales momentum in the retail sector, especially in the car indu
economy contracted for a second straight quarter. the wider eu, however, avoided the same fate, thanks mostly to last summer's olympics boost. >>> back on the street yesterday, selling picked up during president obama's media briefing about those upcoming tax cut negotiations. and today, we'll see the impact the fed has. chief ben bernanke speaks this afternoon. >>> before the bell this morning, walmart reported earnings that beat the street's estimates. retail sales dropped in october after three months of gains. >>> later today, bp is expected to announce it will pay the largest penalty in history to settle criminal and other claims from the 2010 gulf oil disaster. >>> the fda says over the past four years, 5-hour energy shots have been cited in the deaths of 13 people, this after last month's news tying monster energy drinks to five fatalities. >>> pizza chain papa john's is under fire after allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited text messages to its customers. plaintiffs are seeking $250 million in a class-action lawsuit. >>> well, say it isn't so. twinkies gone by
for the obama administration. thank you for your patience and allowing me to give you this laydown and preview of the trip. thank you, everyone. >> we will take a few questions. there are microphones. identify yourself. >> i pay him so i get to ask the first question. thank you very much. it is interesting. i do want to go back to this fourth bullet. you talk about a framework that engages in a constructive way china. that becomes the central question. our impulse is to see dark motives behind each other's actions. domestically we are pressured to get it done. to have a constructive relationship, we have to design one that does not look to our friends and allies in south east asia that we are cutting a deal behind their back. what do you think? what do you think will be the elements of a constructive framework that would reassure china that we recognize their role as a superpower in the region but does look like we are ceding ground battle would wary our allies to atta? >> let me say three or four things in response. this requires us to have engagement with china we have in place mechanisms in
changer . it certainly appears to be. standing by for breaking news. thank you. president obama today toured parts of new york that are still suffering after sandy damaged it. some folks have power outages and gas shortages. 17 days after the event. the president toured the hardest hit area along with new york's governor. both senators and senators and the new york mayor and michael bloomburg. it is the second trip to the region since the storm. he said it won't be his last. >> i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are gonna be here until the rebuilding is complete. i am going to come back today, but i will be coming back in the future to make sure we have followed through on that commitment. >> the us frustrations are really boiling over. tons of debris is everywhere in staten island. the drivers still report finding -- they have trouble finding gas and someplaces and some people on long island are nearing their third week. eric sean is in staten island. what else did the president have to say? >> shepherd, the president said it was not going to be easy. you can cert
. governor bill richardson thank you for the time and insight? president obama tells the white house press corps and nation he hopes to begin his second term with a national conversation on climate change. as he tours damage from hurricane sandy, should that conversation start before inauguration day? we'll ask new york city deputy mayor howard wolfson, just ahead. >>> time for the "your business" entrepreneurs of the week. kathleen and susan are encouraging cuss plers to shop local. they created the monthly ladies night in the magnolia park area of burbank, california to boost sales by staying open late. support your local retailers november 24th for the third annual small business saturday. watch "your business" sunday at 7:30 on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for
to be fun in 2013. cheryl: thank you, scott. >> thanks guys. dennis: president obama touring new york, and the video of the president flying over far rockaway in queens. cheryl: the ceo on why he's liquiddating the company unless worngers return tonight. dennis: bp about to pay the largest fine in u.s. history to seetle this thing. cheryl: oil in the spotlight with more violation in the middle east hurting the contract today, and a little bit of a drop today. we'll be right back. dennis: stocks every 15 minutes. nicole, bp? >> big news on bp, actually agreeing to pay $4.5 billion to the u.s.. you remember back in tween, you remember the deepwater horizon disaster, the worst oil spill in the country's history, and this is a penalty, pleading guilty to gelny, misconduct, and he's the stock now, up one-tenth of 1%. it's a record fine topping that of $1.3 billion paid back in 2009 for marketing fraud, but what happened in the gulf over 87 days and 11 deaths so this is suffering that bp faces, back to you. cheryl: nicole, thank you very much. we appreciate it. it is time right now to make
in washington, thanks so much. >>> all right. still ahead, president barack obama meeting with sandy victims. patience runs out in the northeast. >>> we are learning of charges against a couple of bp employees now over the gulf oil spill. they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> new details today in the oil rig disaster that cost oil giant bp billions. attorney general eric holder announced last hour that two bp officials are each charged with 22 counts of manslaughter, a third official charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the worst oil spill in history and the punishment doesn't stop there. bp will pay a record $4.5 billion fine to settle criminal charges. an explosion on bp's oil rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 people in april of 2010. millions of barrels of oil poured in to the gulf of mexico,
? thank you very much, everybody. >> all right. president barack obama there on staten island. the second visit to the region after superstorm sandy reiter e reiterating that the federal government will be there in the complete rebuilding of this region devastated by that storm. there he is with the governor of new york and also homeland security chief janet napolitano and senators chuck schumer also there as well as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you heard the president there also talking about poignant moment with the moore family and many people recall their two sons swept away and he talked about what's been a very emotional visit to the staten island area, but also a kind of reaffirms that resolve that the federal government will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the peop
and sari. thanks for ruining my theory. >>> president obama toured some of the hardest hit parts of the new york area as recover continues after hurricane sandy. there's chuck schumer right behind him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> mitt romney failed to carry his home state of massachusetts in the romney/ryan ticket didn't win ryan's home state of wisconsin either. 20 presidential tickets in american history have lost both their home states, although romney and ryan are the first to reach that level of futility since 1972 when george mcgovern and sargent shriver didn't carry either of their home states, south dakot
you're countersued, i guess, works. >> thank you. gerri: president obama taking his first look at the devastation superstar sandy inflicted on new york city. he took a helicopter tour the above sections of queens and staten island ravaged by floods and fires. the tour included breezy point, waterfront community in queens where 100 homes were burned to the ground. obama the net with people waiting in line at an emergency response center in s.i. one girl who said her house was on liveable told the president he should have been there a long time reel. another man in front of his right, agreed saying, he's grateful for the visit, but wasted at happen sooner. obama travel to new jersey on halloween with governor chris christie to be with recovery efforts there. many cynics point to the claims that christie's endorsement of obama's efforts was a turning point in the election this year. more to come. the latest on a nightmare for thousands of travelers today and next as president obama me to see as a big corporations. small business leaders are feeling ignored and worried about the fu
out raising taxes. gerri: congressman cummings a pleasure to talk you tonight. thank you for coming on. >> absolutely. gerri: president obama pushing his tax agenda. but who didn't earn a seat at the table? small busiss. big mistake, mr. president, that's what my next guest says. he is the president of the american business week. welcome to the show. it is great to have you here. i was shocked. we have all big fortune 5 companies going into that room. the missing players were walll street, and also small business. >> i would tell them that einstein says we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinkin. obama went to big businesses a couple of years ago looking for solutions and couldn't find any. you are right. small businesses are responsible for 90% of the new jobs. the net new jobs. we need to look for infrastructure spending to support these businesses. i predict that president obama will try to dismantle the small business administration and help small businesses -- i would say within six months. as opposed to helping small businesses like he should be doing, i think he i
? thank you very much, everybody. [applause] tracy: that's president obama speaking on cedar grove avenue in staten island, new york. this is the president's first trip to staten island. i'm sure he was dismayed what he saw and how much work still needs to be down out there. long island as well. he did mention in order for the cleanup to happen properly in our area, he wanted to appoint a point person. sean donovan, the housing and urban development secretary will be our guy. he is a new york city native so he knows the area very well. the president appointed him the lead guy on getting the job done. so sean, your phone will be ringing i'm pretty sure very quickly. a lot of work to be done. many i'm sure wondering why the president has not been there sooner. >>> all right, coming up the founder of 5-hour energy responds to report that is the drink has been cited in more than a dozen deaths. manoj bhargava will join us. >>> gordon chapg says it means the wheels are coming off of china. look how toil is trading down. we'll be right back. tracy: popular caffeinated energy drink 5-hour energy
mcglowan, marjorie clifton. thank you both. >> thank you. jenna: president obama continues to seek a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff with iran. but some new reports now say our close ally in the middle east is not so sure about that. we have new details in saudi arabia's possible proxy war inside iran. >>> also the untold story in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. the destruction is still so shocking but so is the plan for cleanup. wait until you see where all the garbage is going. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and
and still seeing some retail interest in the etf market, though prices are down today. back to you. >> thank you very much, sharon at the new york merc. >>> president obama visiting storm ravaged areas of new york city this hour. it comes as we get the first pieces of data showing the business impact of super storm sandy. you guessed it -- it doesn't look good. >>> plus, a blockbuster auction for christie's. more than $400 million went under the hammer. we'll tell you about the big winners and the very interesting trend. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] 'tis the season to discover the kid in all of us. the memories that last, start with the gifts that last. ♪ enjoy free shipping and great values on your holiday shopping from l.l.bean. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. enjoy free shipping and great values in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know members it.congress. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newscaster:breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. a
more. thank you, i appreciate it. >> thank you. just a short time ago president obama arrived in new york. he is expected to meet with family officials and first responders, all still trying to recover from hurricane sandy. the storm left millions without powers. some of the hardest hit areas on new york's long island. the congressman joins me now. congressman, it's good to have you with me this morning. let's ask about your area, neighbors there. how are they doing recovering from sandy and in your estimation has the federal government done enough to help in the last few weeks? >> well, this recovery will be long, it will be slow and difficult. it has been the way since the storm struck the last two weeks ago. we have small businesses trying to recover that lost business, our economy took a hit. and so we have to make sure that long island is getting all the resources it needs to get back up on its feet, to keep the power on, to build the instruct, to get people in their homes to take care of the devastation that was inflicted on long island as a result of the storm. that's importan
. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to congressional benghazi hearings as new details emerge about the e-mails that helped end petraeus' career. >> he's provided this country an extraordinary service. >> reporter: speaking for the first time about the scandal wednesday, president obama praised petraeus for extraordinary service saying he's seen no signs of a national security breach over the course of the investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would've had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: republican senators brushed off that scandal calling the attack on benghazi far more important. >> there's the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp. and there is a legitimate question about national security being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell remained at her brother's home in washington on wednesday still not talking. but off
. the stock is definitely moving on that news. david: thank you very much. liz: president obama visiting s.i. to do a site survey of the message damage caused by superstar sandy. he says he is committed to seeing the rebuilding of new york. david: another area still hurting from the devastation of the storm is in queens, new york elizabeth mcdowell is there with a look at what all this destruction has created. >> reporter: that's right. this is normally a beach community. abbey's area, jacob riis park, but the parking lot has been turned into a temporary landfill now stretching one-and-a-half miles. and just within the last ten minutes i'm telling you, about 15 dump trucks including 80 wheeler's pulled up. you're going to see off in the distance, these piles have grown throughout the day to reaching almost three stories high. basically this landfill will take about 400,000 tons of 11 or 12 pounds and -- towns in the community, business districts, whole neighborhoods, and that 400,000 tons is about the size of the weight of the u.s. space station according to a new york official. and so the
on. leland. thank you very much. gregg: president obama is set it welcome members of congress for talks in keeping america from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. we'll take a look whether there's a deal in the works for not. is it a fair and balanced deal? we'll debate it next. >> if you look closely what the president had to say and look closely what i've had to say, you know, there are no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life. so jill can keep living the good life. crest. life opens up when you do. changed my life.aids so jill can keep living the good life. i feel so much younger. my husband was able to hear little things again, like the laughter of our grandkids. it's
much, everybody. >> thank you, mr. president. >> president obama on the ground in staten island for the second time since hurricane sandy blasted through this region. the president remarking, of course, on the first responders, praising them. many of those people on the ground right now, even though their homes at wunt point in time had no power and even in some cases their homes were destroyed. the president met privately with damien and glenda moore. they're the parents of two small children swept away the night that sandy roared through. the mother got out of the vehicle trying to get help, and while she was beating on doors asking for help, her children were swept away and the president met privately with that family, just one of over 100 people who are grieving because they lost a loved one in this storm. right now we know that thousands or tens of thousands are homeless and thousands are still without power in the region. interestingly enough, the president also noted that hud secretary shean donovan would be in charge of the federal response in rebuilding communities. he
happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching what's going on in ne
, thanks so much. >>> ab lincoln is returning to the white house tonight. steven spielberg and members of the cast of "lincoln" will be joining president obama for a screening of the film. cast members expected to attend are daniel guy lewis, sally field and tommy lee jones. i can't wait to see the movie. >> do you think this will compare, me and the president. >> it will be a tossup. >>> all right. stephanie bon jovi, the 19-year-old singer of john bon jovi was hospitalized and faces charges after a heroin charges. they found her unresponsive in a dorm on her college campus. police later found heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the room. that led to her arrest. >>> dave matthews band is the latest group to pledge aid to hurricane sandy victims. the band is going to be donating all money from the sales of the november 30th concert. >>> and finally access hollywood, they asked ben affleck, the 2002 sexiest man alive if channing tatum is deserving of the title. check out what he had to say. >> i think he is and always has been. channing's a really good guy. is he here yet? he's
the same fate thanks mostly to last summer's olympics boost. >>> back on the street yesterday, selling picked up after president obama's media briefing about the upcoming tax cut negotiates. and today we'll see what impact the fed has. chief ben bernanke speaks this afternoon. >>> also on deck, before the bell earnings from walmart and target. retail sales dropped in october after three months of gains. later today, bp is expected to announce it will pay the largest penalty in history to settle criminal and other claims from the 2010 gulf oil disaster. >>> new york state's attorney general has subpoenaed documents related to sandy related prep and procedure from both con-edison and long island power authority. >>> the fda says over the past four years five-hour energy shots have been cited in the deaths of 13 people. this after last month's news tying monster energy drinks to five fatalities. >>> pizza chain poppa johns is under fire after allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited text messages to his customers. plaintiffs are seeking $250 million in a class action lawsuit
points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. and joins us now with more. questions on all of the big issues. but much of the focus on that looming fiscal cliff january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill
. catherine, thanks so much. yesterday president obama testified his administration's handling of the consulate attack that killed four americans. take a listen to this exchange went president and ed henry. >> i wanted to ask about the families of these four americans killed. sean smith's father ray said he believes his son basically called 911 for help and didn't get it. and i know you said you grieve for these four americans. that it's being investigated. but the families have been waiting for two months. i would like to -- for you to address the families if you can. on 9/11 as commander in chief did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> ed, you know, i'll address the families not through the press, i'll address the families directly as i already have. and we'll provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day. that's what the investigation is for. but as i said repeatedly, if people don't think that we did everything we can to make sure that we saved the lives of folks who i sent there and who were carrying out miss on behalf of
prosecution on these charges. >>> and president obama will be in new york today. he's going to be visiting some of the storm damaged areas and thank first responders for their hard work. the governor said he'll ask for $30 billion in federal aid to help rebuild after sandy. >>> today you can get some free food while helping others at the same time. from 9:00 in the morning until 9:00 p.m. chick-fil-a is giving away free sandwiches to anyone who brings is nonperishable food item. it's for sandy victims. everything collected will go to those no new york, new jersey and maryland. >>> time now for one more check of the forecast with lynette. what's going on out there? >> we're cold charlie and also have some clouds out there as well. but we're going get some nyjer morgan in here but -- some sunshine in here but today more clouds than what we had yesterday. don't think it's going to be the bright day that we saw but it's not going to be socked in for today as well. so right in the middle. as we look down towards the south. well, we have some rain across the area. that's really what's funneling
that speaker boehner will work with president obama into resolving this situation. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. thompson thompson -- mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i rise to recognize mr. dave white, chief of the natural resource conservation service at the u.s. department of agriculture. after a career with nrcs that spanned nearly four decades, this week he announced his plans to retire. chief white has spent his career working toward improving the land management policies and practices. over the years, dave has been an indispensible resource of experience and knowledge, from helping to craft the 2008 farm bill conservation title to his leadership in implementing these programs at the nrcs. dave's work has helped the nation achieve the shared objectives for sustaining agriculture an
-electing obama -- high unemployment, slow growth, the directl of kathululu will rise from the ocean and -- >> is that -- >> thank god. you hear that too? because nobody is playing it. there is no dj, nothing. there is no sound system. it's really kind of eerie. >> covering the romney campaign for "the daily show." he has been on the show since 2006. he has been stealing the spotlight since his first school play sense he was 7 years old. assef joins us now. what are you doing? after election fatigue, what -- >> election fatigue. i feel like -- what's that. >> what are you going to do? >> i went right from the sort of election stuff on "the daily show" right into this play, so i have been working straight up. >> tell me about it. >> it's at the lincoln center. it's called "disgrace." it's not a comedy. for people who have seen "the daily show" and know me from "the daily show" it's a very different sort of experience. it's a dramatic roll. it's dealing with a lot of identity politics. >> tell me about the identity politics because that's one of the things mainly that you saw president
island, president obama offers words of consolation to locals and thanks volunteers. we expect to hear some comments from president obama. we'll stay here live. we'll also let you know that we are expecting a news briefing coming up at about 2:00 p.m. eastern from the attorney general, eric holder. this is in relation to the settlement announced today b.p. oil's paying $4.5 billion fine, settlement, in the case for the gulf coast oil spill. that news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. we hope to take you there live. >> as you can see in that mob of folks from staten island and reporters the president is actually in new york. he came up just a bit earlier today and started his afternoon in new york with a helicopter tour above some flooded and burned out sections of queens and staten island. he made an aerial tour over the neighborhood that included the breezy point community where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire during the storm. >> live here on staten island waiting to hear possible comments by president obama who's been touring parts of queens and staten i
those. congress wants them. they're not likely to get them. >> thank you. >> thanks, charlie. >> norah? >>> also at his news conference, president obama talked about the scandal that led david petraeus to resign as cia director. he called it just one episode in an extraordinary career. >> he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with with his family and with his wife. >> meanwhile, there's a new focus on jill kelley, the socialite house wife who sparked the investigation and her ties to florida's macdill air force base. manuel bojorquez is following that story in tampa. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. jill kelley was known for lavish parties at her home here, where she hosted tampa's elite, including top military leaders, but now she is hold up inside. within one week, the life she spent more than a decade cultivating is slipping away. jill kelley and her husband scott, who was seen last night outside their home for the first time since the scandal broke, were at the top
afternoon, saturday evening, sun arizona rain, and a break -- sunday rain, and a break. >> thank you, steve. >>> 19 minutes before #. happening now, president obama is on his way to the new york city area, which is still trying to recover from super storm sandy. you can see the president there walking across the tarmac, waving to people there. the president is about to fly to jfk airport in new york city. he's expected to get there in about an hour. flying directly out of air force one, and traveling to staten island, an area hit hard by the super storm sandy. the president plans to survey the damage from super storm sandy and the recent nor'easter, he will meet with families affected by the storms, like he did two weeks ago in new jersey, where these pictures are from. governor cuomo said he will ask for $30 billion in federal aid. and people are still without power after two and a half weeks. >>> the fda has reports of 13 deaths that could be linked to a caffeinated energy drink. the fda says there is no evidence linking five hour energy drinks to the deaths, but in each case, it is cited
is the first hindu in congress. >>> both president obama was offering hugs and support today, as he visited one of those neighborhoods hardest hit by super storm sandy. he thanked the first time responders that accounted for nearly half of new york's casualties. >> i'm proud of you, new york. you guys are tough, you bounce back just as america always bounces back. the same is going to be true this time out. >> new york's governor plans to request some $30 billion in federal aid to help with the rebuild. fema currently only has about $8 billion available, but they intend to ask congress for more. in the meantime closer to home, plans to rebuild the ocean city board walk should be finished right on schedule. that's despite hurricane sandy. they tell the daily times of southbury that the project only lost two days because of the storm. the rebuilding is expected to be done in april. the progress involves rebuilding board walk and 15th street. >>> took a little walk outside today, refreshing, a little cool, but refreshing. >> it wasn't windy. >> no. >> temporary. >> yeah, i like that. >> you know i
. this is the inner loop shot. thank you so much. heavy slow traffic that's how it goes up towards gallas. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. thank you very much. our top story this morning. president obama continues to defend his actions in the wake of the consulate attack on libya. >> he is blasting top republican leaders for taking aim for her response. melanie is live with the latest in all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ambassador rice's comments aren't the only controversy. because of resignation on friday, general david patraeus can testify today before the house and senate intelligence committee. he has made a deal to testify privately tomorrow. it's not clear congress will get all of the answers it is seeking in the september 11th attacks on the benghazi consulate. >> president obama walked into this press conference a day before congress is about to expand investigations on september 11th that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador and defended his actions. >> my orders to my team is do whatever we need to do to make sure they a
immunity card. jacki schechner. >> good morning. president obama is going to travel to new york for the day to assess the damage, thank first responders and follow up with victims of the aftermath of the super storm sandy. and then he's going to watch the movie "lincoln." it's a nice break between press conference and meeting with business leaders in the white house, and then the meetings with the budget with leaders. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to 1 trillion-dollar. >> senators rockefeller and harkin are passing around a letter opening to get 30 sittings. they want negotiations for every $1 out they have a $1 in. it would hold the president strong to medicare medicaid and social security. what they call lifelines to the middle class. david de will testify tomorrow behind closed doors in front of the intelligence committee. we're back after the break. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. u
of an obama administration official, ken salazar. you know what happens to journalists who do their job? they get threatened to be punched. that's how this administration always works. always has been. >> steve: michelle, thank you very much for joining us on this thursday. have a great week. see you next week. >> you bet. take care. >> gretchen: first they fought for our freedom, now for our economy. wait until you hear the idea these veterans came up with to create jobs. you'll love it. >> steve: then should an entire neighborhood have to chop down its oak trees because one kid is allergic to nuts? we're reading your e-mail. keep them coming [ female announcer ] you spend weeks planning it. you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the
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